Feb 3

Need the East to rise up…

We have now a date for our Community Meeting – Sunday March 18th 2pm to 4pm Now we need your help to get the word out, here’s how: sign up at right of screen or below..or write to info@ballarateast.net and ask to be part of the organizing group (more fun than work – promise) ask […]

Feb 1

Mediation Mtg set for 54 Stockade Street

A mediation meeting about the proposed development at 54 Stockade Street has been arranged for: Thursday 2nd Feb 2012 at 5.30pm Trench Room (upstairs in Town Hall) You need to confirm your attendance to Leah Clark on 53205149 or email her at leahclark@ballarat.vic.gov.au You can still attend if you haven’t acted to this point – […]

Jan 28

January 2012 Update – Geez

Wow what a month, when people are usually relaxing and enjoying summer holidays, this is the time developers seem to get busy! We had a mediation meeting on 315 Fussell Street and you can find a report on that here – make sure you read the comments beloew the post for a full report. We’ve […]

Jan 28

Great decisions for 5 Highvista Grove

On Wednesday Jan 25th the council made a decision to deny a permit on this development, and the community should be very happy with this result. The reasons to object were pretty clear and they were elucidated by Garry Wood, Michael Simpson and Erin McCuskey. So what happens next? The developer has the opportunity to […]

Jan 22

Council Mtg on 5 Highvista Grove

Remember 5 Highvista Grove? The 17 room boarding house, with no support services, in the middle of residential green belt? Well the assessment is in, and we aren’t happy Jan. The decision isn’t done and dusted yet – it’s been called in by our South Ward Councillors, and is due to be discussed at the […]

Jan 21

How to Present at VCAT

The Environment Defenders Office situated in Carlton conducts 2 hour workshops where people can learn how to effectively represent themselves in planning and environment matters before VCAT. This two-hour workshop, presented by an EDO lawyer, gives members of the community information about VCAT proceedings and hearings with opportunity for questions. For more information go to www.edovic.org.au […]

Jan 21

Pryor Park Get Together

Here’s your opportunity to learn more about Pryor Park, the beautiful bush park at the top end of Eureka Street, that was saved with community action! Pryor Park Get Together  –  Pryor Park Eureka Street   Sunday 29th January 2012   Meet at the wildflower area, follow signs from entrance on Eureka Street.   10.45 Arrive, drinks […]

Jan 17

Lessons we learned…

When a group of residents went to VCAT recently to alter a development proposal, and won, they were asked what lessons they learned? Here are their answers: Stay vigilant – read those yellow signs well Prioritise what’s important to you in your area and don’t take it for granted The people CAN have their say, […]

Jan 14

Defining the East’s Neighbourhood Character

15 Trees is a Ballarat Company highlighted in The Age recently… We’ve heard many definitions over the years – semi-rural; green-belt; diverse; different; anarchic; charming; and we’ve also heard some very unkind ones – poor; cheap; run-down; busy… Whatever your view, whatever direction you come from, however you view Ballarat East, AND if you live […]

Jan 14

Mediation Mtg set for 315 Fussell Street

A mediation meeting about the proposed development at 315 Fussell Street has been arranged for: Tuesday 17th January 2012 at 5.30pm House of Success, 17 Armstrong Street South (next door to Council’s Phoenix Building) You need to confirm your attendance to Valentine Sedze on 53205114 or email him at valentinesedze@ballarat.vic.gov.au You can still attend if […]

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